Russia: Staltrans opens new warehouse

Because of the sales growth and to improve servicing Staltrans decided to increase stock capacity and open a new warehouse in Podolsk, Moscow region. The new warehouse will service the company customers in the Central district, as well as other Western parts of Russia. Staltrans also sells metal wares directly from major works and from…

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Ukraine: AMKR employees to go on hunger strike

Employees of ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih went on strike. They demanded to speak with the CEO Paramjit Kahlon by Skype. But, according to administration, Kahlon was away in London. “Paramjit Kahlon suggested creating a working group by May 19 to settle the matter of the salary. Please, don’t politicize the situation”, the deputy CFO Igor Kublitsky…

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Ukraine: more miners join Kriviy Rih strike

Miners of Krivoy Rog Iron Ore Industrial Complex, ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih and Evraz Sukhaya Balka are still striking, demanding the increase of salary. According to the chairman of the Independent Miners Union of Ukraine Mikhail Volynets, miners’ wives together with children and other relatives have blocked railroad and stopped sales. At AMKR over 300 miners…

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Russia: MMK net profits up in Q1 2017

The net profits of Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works in January-March increased by 53.5% YoY, to $241 million.

According to the company statement, earnings increased by 58.1% YoY because of the higher sales prices (by $249 per ton, or by 76.8%).

EBITDA grew by 106.4%. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: pellets exports in Q1 2017

In January-March Poltava Mining and Processing Works, a part of Ferrexpo, exported 2.527 million tons of iron ore pellets. Ukrainian pellets went to Europe and the Near East, as well as Japan, China and Korea. At the same time Karelsky Okatysh exported 1.459 million tons of pellets, Lebedinsky GOK – 996 thousand tons, Mikhailovsky GOK…

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Russia: Stoylensky GOK gets new gyratory crusher from Uralmashzavod

The contract for the new gyratory crusher was concluded after the Uralmashzavod specialists checked the crushing machinery at the processing factory of the Stoylensky Mining and Processing Works. The new machine will replace a similar one, produced by Uralmashzavod and delivered in 1983. The crusher has already been tested and supplied to the GOK. (Ukrainian…

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Russia: Severstal Balakovo gets new CEO

Since May 11, the new general manager of Severstal – Balakovo, a part of Severstal Russian Steel, is Artem Akinfiev, who has previously been responsible for the improvement of manufacturing processes at Promservis, another part of SRS. “In his new office Akinfiev will be responsible for increase of the company competitiveness on the bars market”,…

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Russia: Kolyma gold mining up in 2017

So far the gold washers of Kolyma have yielded 1.7 tons more gold then last year.

The plan for the year is 30.5 tons.

In 2016 Kolyma miners produced 27.9 tons of gold and 889.2 tons of silver, with 15.9 tons of alluvial metal, an absolute record for Russia.

Susumanzoloto yielded 4.5 tons. (Ukrainian metal)